Evaluation of tourism and tourist resources in China: Existing methods and their limitations

Wen J. (1998) Evaluation of tourism and tourist resources in China: Existing methods and their limitations. International Journal of Social Economics, 25 2-4: 467-485. doi:10.1108/03068299810193713


Author Wen J.
Title Evaluation of tourism and tourist resources in China: Existing methods and their limitations
Journal name International Journal of Social Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-8293
Publication date 1998
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/03068299810193713
Volume 25
Issue 2-4
Start page 467
End page 485
Total pages 19
Subject 2002 Cultural Studies
3300 Social Sciences
Abstract The evaluation of both tourism and tourist resources in China remains problematic. On the macro-level, only the positive contributions of tourism have been evaluated, ignoring the aspects of disparities between the east coast and the inland area, inbound tourism and domestic tourism, nature-based and city-based tourism, positive and negative effects from tourism and so on. On the micro- and site- specific level, tourist resources characterised by non-marketable and non-use values are not properly evaluated, exposing these fragile resources to the plight of exploitation. Commercialisation of tourist resources, including natural environment and ethnic cultures, threatens further development of tourism in China. The limited applicability of the travel cost and the contingent valuation method in measuring the value of recreation sites in China is discussed.
Keyword China
Distribution
Evaluation
Tourism
Travel
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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